Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education

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  Board Members

  Jessica Good

  Alicia Kowitz

  Scott Krauser

  Jennifer Maryniak

  Victoria Beers 

  Merissa Scarr

  Jared Shade

  Karen Walker

  Carol Watson

  Kyle Wetherhold

  Jesse White

  Merissa Scarr,
  Region President

EaST Region

The East Region of Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Education includes the 29 counties in the eastern half of PA not counting the five county metro-Philadelphia area (PAMLE southeast region).  Our region includes approximately 200 school districts and over 10,000 teachers meeting the needs of 10-15 year olds in grades 5-8.  There are many ways you can get more involved in PAMLE and the East Region.

East Region News

Congratulations to Kyle Wetherhold, an East Region board member and the Principal at Wilson West Middle School in Sinking Spring, PA.  In June 2018, he was named Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Principals Association.  Because the Pennsylvania Principals Association, composed of about 4,000 current and retired principals and educators seeking administrative certification, has given him its award, Wetherhold will now be entered in the National Principals Association for the 2019 National Principal of the Year.

On October 8, 2018, the East region presented a PDI on Best Practices for Middle Level Education to almost three hundred area middle level teachers from various local middle schools.  The morning keynote speaker was Dave F. Brown, Ed. D., the co-author of the book, What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know.   The afternoon keynote speaker was Pete Mayes, the principal at Nitschmann Middle School in the Bethlehem School DIstrict, who spoke about building a solid foundation for middle level students.  A big thank you goes out to Kutztown University and Dr. Carol Watson for the opportunity to host this proffesional development institute and for all of the session presenters who volunteered to help make the day a great success.

On November 13th, 2018, the East Region of PAMLE will be presenting a PDI on Professionalism to current education students at Kutztown University.  The PDI will contain three sessions-Identifying and Accomodating the Gifted Student, Applications for Building Community, and a Principal Panel/ Mock Interviews session.  Anyone interested in attending this PDI can contact Carol Watson at 

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Watson, Associate Professor of Elementary Education at Kutztown University and an East region board member, who was awarded the Teacher Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.  We are very proud of her dedication and commitment to our board and helping to motivate and cultivate the next generation of educators.

Meetings & Minutes

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at The Tavern in Kutztown, PA-7:45pm after PDI

Monday February 25th, 2019 at the PASAP-PAMLE Conference breakfast hour

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 in Mount Joy, PA - 4:30 PM

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